Residential Counselors (Full/Part-time)

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Mar 04, 2019
Closes
Mar 04, 2019
Ref
33
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
A strong candidate for this position is a self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic, compassionate and patient individual with a strong work ethic and a passion for working with individuals living with psychiatric disabilities in a community residential facility (CRF).

The prospective employee would work with 6-8 chronically mentally ill (including dual-diagnosed) adults in a licensed 24-hour community residential facility (CRF) on a rotating (12-hour) shift basis; providing supervision, medication monitoring, behavior management, crisis intervention, assisting residents in developing/improving their Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills as well as performing housekeeping/common maintenance tasks and meal preparation.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Supervision of residents (including routine room checks)
  • Medication monitoring/assist with medication management & documentation
  • Behavior management; encouraging compliance with treatment plans and adherence to behavior agreements
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed and in accordance with established guidelines
  • Provides assistance (1:1 if needed) with ADL skills building and training
  • Daily housekeeping (minor & heavy)/completion of common maintenance tasks
  • Meal preparation (special diets included)
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly documentation & administrative tasks (progress notes, house logs, fire drills, unusual incident reporting, etc.)

Requirements:
  • High School/GED diploma; BS/BA degree preferred
  • 3+ years experience in mental health; other related fields may be considered
  • Health certificate with TB screening
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Food Handler's Permit
  • D.C. Police Clearance
  • Computer proficiency (PC/Mac)

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